History of SCRS


SCRS-IL was founded in 1979 by a group of individuals with disabilities. Since then, SCRS-IL programs have served over 10,000 individuals with disabilities within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  SCRS-IL develops comprehensive programs, responding to the needs of the disability community, enabling them to lead healthy, independent, and productive lives.  Most services are provided free of charge to all persons with disabilities.  Funds for programs come from federal, state, county and city governments, and grants from private foundations, corporations, and individuals.  

SCRS-IL provides a wide array of programs and services to persons with disabilities in Southeast Los Angeles County and beyond.  Services include:  advocacy, peer counseling, housing assistance, information and referral, personal assistance services, independent living skills training, systems change advocacy, cross disability peer counseling, assistive technology, advocacy for deinstitutionalization, advocacy for youth, transition advocate and vocational services.